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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-02-2011, 02:57 PM Thread Starter
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Help needed for fuel tank removal

i noticed this winter that my fuel pump gasket was leaking. now i have the new gasket and want to get this done so i can get back to driving. i already removed the carpet, rollbar, trunk floor piece, and the top black bar that was held in by the two long bolts. the gas tank is already loose and ready to be removed but it is being held in by one hose on the top, and all the hoses/lines connected to the fuel pump. do i have to remove the hose that is on the top of the tank, if so how do i go about doing this hose off? do i cut this clamp off? (second pic)
And do i need to take off both of these hoses/lines on the fuel pump to replace the gasket? ( third and fourth pic)
i just dont wanna take off things that i dont need to.

...i was also surprised to find out my car was partially made from wood
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-04-2011, 10:45 AM
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although you didn't mention it, I can see that this is a Caterham. The best advice I can offer is to e-mail the pictures to Ben at Caterham USA and then give him a call. He is very helpful and will have done this job multiple times.
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